Well, November seems to be slipping through my fingers...
I finally decided what I wanted to do for a setting for my piglets, after seeing Deb's wonky little houses at Happy to be Scrappy. I'd wanted to make the piglets look like they're chasing each other back and forth across the quilt, but a straight setting seemed too tame for these little rascals. I've already fixed on naming the quilt 'Higgledy Piggledy', and that implies some action and movement.
So I made an uphill piggy
and a downhill piggy
and sewed them together to see how they'd look. Because I've found that not everything looks as good in real life as it looks in my head.
So I cut some more pieces and started laying them out.
I like it!
I've got quite a few blocks stitched into their frames so far, with tons more to go before I start a final layout. But I think it's going to be great!
And as long as I was auditioning piglets, I started auditioning sashing, too. I want to put a plain strip of 'ground' in between the blocks, so it will look like they're actually running on something and not just levitating.
At first I was going to use random strips and squares, but as busy as the blocks are, I think the eye is going to need a place to rest. So my second idea is to use one print for all the ground strips, in order to tie it all together.
Green or brown? Blue? Purple? I'm going to have to make a decision soon, because these blocks are going together fast!
And now that I'm home again, I got a chance to root through my stash to pull fabrics for En Provence. I was thinking I might have to buy some fabric.
Silly me - looks like I have plenty.
Not that that'll stop me...
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